Finally felt the chill breeze of an easterly on the face today, although the constant greyness of the day was somewhat replicated by the birding down on the coastal patch this morning, apart from the obvious highlight being a clockwork Black Guillimot, winding its way eastwards just offshore first thing before 'pitching in' in the distance. Summer migrants left only in the form of Sandwich and Common Terns plus a single Wheatear at Salthouse.
Ran the trap all night last night, with a mild 12 degees and complete overcast I thought it was worth a go, and so it proved : Mervielle du Jour 2, Large Wainscot 1, Beaded Chestnut 3, Gem* 1, Feathered Thorn 2, Green-brindled Crescent 2, Rosy Rustic 4, November Moth* 1, Spruce Carpet 1, Red-line Quaker 2, Yellow-line Quaker* 1, Chestnut 1 GYL 219 ...definately!
Gem...sparkly name, dull looking moth! This is another immigrant that is by no means common.
November Moth... one of a small group of moths which are really tricky to ID
Yellow-line Quaker...I think!